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#1 2012-11-15 11:20:31

blackout23
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Registered: 2011-11-16
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Why hasn't dropbox (over 3000 votes) made it to the community repo?

Hello,

I was a bit surprised how fast the Steam Beta Client made it into [multilib] after just 1 week and about 200 votes.
But dropbox has to be installed via an AUR wrapper? How is that?

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blackout23

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#2 2012-11-15 11:36:24

litemotiv
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Registered: 2008-08-01
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Re: Why hasn't dropbox (over 3000 votes) made it to the community repo?

A package needs a TU to adopt it in Community, apparently no one has been interested so far...


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#3 2012-11-15 12:00:56

Allan
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Re: Why hasn't dropbox (over 3000 votes) made it to the community repo?

Also, the license might not allow distribution.

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#4 2012-11-15 12:59:18

karol
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Registered: 2009-05-06
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Re: Why hasn't dropbox (over 3000 votes) made it to the community repo?

Allan wrote:

Also, the license might not allow distribution.

In this case it should be added to https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Co … candidates

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#5 2012-11-15 13:04:21

Allan
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Re: Why hasn't dropbox (over 3000 votes) made it to the community repo?

karol wrote:
Allan wrote:

Also, the license might not allow distribution.

In this case it should be added to https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Co … candidates

I would have to confirm the license conditions first...   but given that page has not been updated since 2008, and I'd bet the majority of TUs do not know about it, there is little point adding to it.

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#6 2012-11-15 17:45:55

blackout23
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Re: Why hasn't dropbox (over 3000 votes) made it to the community repo?

Thanks for clearing that up!

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#7 2012-11-15 23:32:59

ngoonee
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Registered: 2009-03-17
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Re: Why hasn't dropbox (over 3000 votes) made it to the community repo?

Additional clearing up - votes are necessary to move it to [community], but not sufficient smile


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#8 2012-11-15 23:57:09

Snowman
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Re: Why hasn't dropbox (over 3000 votes) made it to the community repo?

In case you didn't noticed, the dropbox maintainer in AUR is a TU. So license issues might be the problem here.

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